By John B. Robinson
Fast-talking gem specialist Lonny Cushman encounters the harmful and malevolent international of the African gem as he accompanies a tender lady seminarian from big apple to Rwanda looking for her lacking father. when they achieve Africa, Lonny chases a suite of wonderful eco-friendly diamonds throughout the killing fields of the Congo. Their survival will depend on negotiating the bloody community of the conflict-ridden African diamond alternate, together with Islamic jihadists, corrupt army officials, Israeli brokers, Ukrainian hands purchasers, and a complete host of con males. Can Lonny retailer himself and the younger seminarian from a sad dying?
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He hadn’t done anything yet to attract high-level attention. ” he said to Ibrahim “Take a taxi to my store,” replied the Senegalese. ” Lonny warily approached the line of taxis parked near the guardhouse. The taxi that took him from the hotel to the Tech Café cost him two hundred Rwandan francs. Another that drove him around half of Kigali looking for a passport photo charged ten francs. The 54 John B. Robinson cost was insignificant, it was the principle. He didn’t like being taken for a sucker.
She was disoriented, a not uncommon reaction among Americans suddenly confronted by a billion Africans calling their cultural presumptions of moral and material superiority into question. 62 John B. Robinson Ms. Carpenter ordered a ginger ale. ” He noticed the bandage was gone. ” An influx of aid workers invaded with the onset of night. They bought rounds of beer that cost more than the average peasant made in a month and tuned the satellite television to European track and field championships.
I can cite the Gospels forward and backward. I refer to the Old Testament by line number. I’ve read translations of the Qur’an. I can prove for a fact that the bishop was dead wrong. But this morning, when the children were throwing stones at me, I didn’t feel part of a benevolent, loving world. It was the same feeling I had when that boy almost raped me. It felt like everything I’d memorized, argued, and preached was insignificant compared to the very real power of evil. ” Lonny refused to answer because he did not want to debate the origins of his faith.